Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Shrink Wrap and Food

This is what happens to your loom when your married to a distribution warehouse operations manager (yeah that's the official title, we still laugh at that) with access to shrink and bubble wrap! I don't think anything is going to move or shift around this time. I can just hear my poor loom crying Help me......Help me... Free me... H...E....L....P! Since we're still packing and roaming the house I am making use of the crock pot for meals. I came across a recipe for Chicken Taco Soup. But I added some extra ingredients (I marked them in blue below) This was a great meal, we both loved it and will become part of my regular soups in rotation for the winter time.

1 onion, chopped
1 each green and red pepper chopped
half a premixed bag of spinach leaves (I'm trying to use up all my food before the move)
1 (16 ounce) can red chili beans
1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle beer
2 (10 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with green chilies, un-drained
1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning
1 teaspoon of chili powder
3 whole skinless, boneless chicken breasts
shredded Cheddar cheese
sour cream
crushed tortilla chips
Cilantro for garnish
Optional - hot sauce and lime juice
Place the onion, chili beans, green/red peppers, corn, tomato sauce, beer, and diced tomatoes in a slow cooker. Add taco seasoning, and Chili powder stir to blend. Lay chicken breasts on top of the mixture, pressing down slightly until just covered by the other ingredients. Set slow cooker for low heat, cover, and cook for 5 hours.
Remove chicken breasts from the soup, and allow to cool long enough to be handled. Shred the chicken Stir the shredded chicken back into the soup, and continue cooking for 2 hours. Serve topped with shredded Cheddar cheese, a dollop of sour cream, and crushed tortilla chips, and Cilantro. My husband added to his hot sauce and a squeeze of lime.


Dave Daniels said...

NICE packing job on the loom. It does look like Loom Mummification.


I know it's going to be an Archaeological dig to release it.

Delighted Hands said...

Sad to see the loom out of commission! It will be safe for the move this way, tho! Thanks for the recipe! I can't wait to try it-looks delicious!

Leigh said...

Oh my, but I laughed when I saw that loom. I can relate. My DH used to be in the moving business and they shrink wrapped a lot of stuff to move it!

And wow but does that soup ever look good. I've had taco soup before and loved it, but your ingredient list absolutely begs to try this recipe.

Are you getting excited about your new home?


Delighted - you will love this soup it really is good.

Leigh - The shrink wrap had me laughing that night and every day that I walk by my loom. Yes I am getting really excited about the new place and the plans to shop for the home in GA or NC. Lots of good changes and God only know how many prayers answered.

Judy said...

Seeing your loom made me laugh! It should move just fine with nothing shifting ;-)

Your soup sounds good, and we just got a Crockpot, so I am looking forward to trying your recipe out!

Benita said...

Ack! It can't breathe!! :)

Man, your hubby is an expert at that isn't he? Was he giggling maniacally when he wrapped it?


Actually Benita, he stood back and just admired his work, you must know that man stance of pride. I was the one that was maniacal has he was doing it my poor baby, was as Dave put it mummified.

Leigh said...

Well, both western North Carolina and Atlanta have fantastic weaving/fiber guilds. I can't actually speak for the one in GA, but having the honor of being current (albeit outgoing) president to the WNC one, I can't recommend that area highly enough!